List of last executions in the United States by crime

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This is a list of the last executions in the United States for the crimes stated.

Crime Convict Date Location Jurisdiction
Murder See List of offenders executed in the United States in 2017
Robbery James Coburn[1] Sep 4, 1964 Alabama State
Rape Ronald Wolfe[2] May 8, 1964 Missouri State
Assault by a life convict Rudolph Wright[3] Jan 11, 1962 California State
Kidnapping Billy Monk[4] Nov 21, 1960 California State
Espionage Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Jun 19, 1953 New York Federal
Desertion Eddie Slovik Jan 31, 1945 Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France (Firing squad).[5] Federal (United States Army)
Burglary Frank Bass[6][7] Aug 8, 1941 Alabama State
Train Robbery Black Jack Ketchum Apr 26, 1901 New Mexico Federal (New Mexico Territory)
Arson George Hughes, George Smith, and Asbury Hughes[8] Aug 1, 1884 Alabama State
Conspiracy to Commit Murder Five unnamed Yuki men Jul 21, 1863 California[9] State
Piracy (Slave Trading) Nathaniel Gordon Feb 21, 1862 New York Federal
Slave revolt Caesar, Sam, and Sanford (slaves) Oct 19, 1860 Alabama State
Aiding a runaway slave Starling Carlton 1859 South Carolina State
Theft Jake (slave) Dec 3, 1855 Alabama State
Horse stealing (Grand Larceny) Theodore Velenquez Jan 30, 1852 California[10] State
Forgery Unknown defendant Mar 6, 1840 South Carolina State
Counterfeiting Thomas Davis[11] Oct 11, 1822 Alabama State
Sodomy/buggery/bestiality Joseph Ross Dec 20, 1785 Pennsylvania State
Concealing the birth/death of an infant Hannah Piggen[12] 1785 Massachusetts State
Witchcraft Manuel[13] Jun 15, 1779 Illinois Country (present-day Illinois) Territorial

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  1. ^ Supreme Court to hear case on death penalty restriction, Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage, January 05, 2008
  2. ^ "RAPE WHERE VICTIM LIVED". Web.archive.org. May 12, 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-05-12. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "People v. Wright , 55 Cal.2d 560". 
  4. ^ "People v. Monk , 56 Cal.2d 288". 
  5. ^ "The Sad Story of Private Eddie Slovik". 28-110-k.org. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Negro Is First To Die For Night Burglary". The Tuscaloosa News. August 8, 1941. p. 2. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ However, Ross McAfee was gassed by North Carolina for "burglary with intent to ravish" the ; see "Hodges Refuses To Intervene In Execution Plan". The Times-News: 5. November 21, 1957. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Chambless, Ann B. (November 11, 2011). "A story back in time". The Daily Sentinel. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  9. ^ Berry, Irene; O'Hare, Sheila and Silva, Jesse (2006). Legal Executions in California: A Comprehensive Registry, 1851–2005. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, p. 61.
  10. ^ Berry, Irene; O'Hare, Sheila and Silva, Jesse (2006). Legal Executions in California: A Comprehensive Registry, 1851–2005. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, p. 10.
  11. ^ Niles' National Register. 23. January 4, 1823. p. 288. 
  12. ^ "Bathsheba Spooner, Hannah Piggen, and Rachel Wall". 
  13. ^ "Record Book of Col John Todd". Genealogytrails.com. Retrieved December 1, 2011.